6′10″ Ex-NBA Champ Offers Services to Join Cade Cunningham Amid Humiliating 27-Game Streak

Published 12/28/2023, 11:26 AM EST

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The Detroit Pistons are having a historic season, but for all the wrong reasons. Currently, the Pistons are on a 27-game losing streak. They remain rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, having won just two games and losing another 28 games. Despite having one of the most promising young talents in Cade Cunningham, the Detroit Pistons have appeared lacking in inspiration and confidence.

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The team is in dire need of assistance to break free from their dismal slump. However, can a former NBA champion and 8x All-Star provide the essential push required to turn their fortunes around?

Dwight Howard offers to join the Detroit Pistons

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In the early 2010s, Dwight Howard was one of the best players in the league. His incredible scoring prowess and ability to dominate the paint earned him comparisons with Shaquille O’Neal. However, his career petered away once he left the Magic. But his experience and skills could come in handy for the Detroit Pistons. Recently, Howard trolled the Pistons through his X (formerly Twitter) handle. He wrote, “You know who would win them some games lol …IT, John Wall, Michael Beasley, Demarcus, Me…. Bench: Do, Kemba, Lance, Blake, Tako.”

The players Howard mentioned in his tweet have all left the NBA and ply their trade around the globe. Howard himself last played in the NBA in 2022 with the Lakers, where he helped LeBron win his 4th ring in 2020. On 7th November 2022, Howard signed for Taoyuan Leopards of the T1 League in Taiwan.

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Dwight averaged 25.6 points, 14.4 rebounds, and 6 assists per game during the 2022-23 season. He also won the Most Valuable Import that season. However, the Pistons require substantial assistance beyond what a 38-year-old retired NBA player can offer. They need a miracle to turn their season around.

The Detroit Pistons hit a new low

The Philadelphia 76ers hold the record for the longest losing streak. They lost 28 straight games during 2015. However, their ignominious record is under threat from the Pistons. Having endured a staggering 27 consecutive losses, the Pistons are set to take on the Boston Celtics in their upcoming match.

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The Celtics are huge favorites going into the game. A defeat would be an upset of massive proportions. NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins expressed the seemingly insurmountable odds, stating,  “I have a better chance of having breakfast in the morning with Beyonce and Oprah than they do of beating the Celtics tomorrow.”

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The Pistons’ abysmal form has even bewildered star man Cade Cunningham. In a post-match press conference, Cade said, “We’re not 2-26 bad. You know what I mean? No way are we that bad. So, yes, I think we can turn it around.” Despite Cade’s confidence, a turnaround looks extremely unlikely for the current iteration of the Pistons.

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Dushyant Singh

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Dushyant Singh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. His basketball script journey began in 2020 when he was captivated by the Los Angeles Lakers? triumphant NBA championship win. Before that he was merely dribbling and dunking as a boy next door.
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